Friday, 27 November 2015

Bee Crafty DT - jewellery

Hi everyone, today I have been blogging for Bee Crafty for six months so I thought I would share a little project with you which is a bit different.

I have used my Bee Crafty stamps alongside Fimo clay to make some beautiful jewellery.

I have made three sets of jewellery this week using different stamps. Here is the first set

This is my favourite set of the three and I used the Christmas Baubles stamp. I pressed the stamp into the clay and then cut the circles out.

The second set of jewellery uses the snowflake set of stamps

This time I pressed the stamp into the clay, then once it was baked picked out the shapes with a bit of paint.

The third set of jewellery used the Splatter Swirl border stamp

This time I picked one part of the stamp and pressed it into the clay multiple times.

I also went over this one with a bit of paint just to pick out the details.

I hope you like my projects this week. I always love to show just how many different ways stamps can be used so I hope to have shared some inspiration!

Emily x

Friday, 25 September 2015


I haven't done much card making recently but this week I have gotten back into the swing of things, largely helped by attending a new workshop. 
I have been twice now and the first one was using Lavinia stamps and pan pastels. These are the cards I made. I was really pleased with how they turned out and I love using the pan pastels. They make such gorgeous backgrounds! 

This week we used brusho paints and heat embossing. 

These are the cards I made. 

I also made a bookmark that I turned into a card when I got home 

I used a mixture of stamps including Visible Image, Tim Holtz, Inkylicious and Sheena

I came home and started making Christmas cards so I feel like I have gotten back into the swing of things! 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Bee Crafty DT

Hi everyone.
I've been a busy bee making my design team cards for Bee Crafty every week and I thought I'd show a few recent ones.

This is the most recent one featuring the Banksy Balloon Girl stamp

This card was done all in one colour which was a challenge for me as I am a huge fan of using lots of colours.

This card featured my favourite colours and one of my favourite stamps

These are just a few of my recent cards and I hope you like them!

See you soon
Emily x

Friday, 11 September 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Smile

Hi everyone. I love using colour in my cards and crafting but this week I wanted to set myself a little challenge and do a card just using one colour.

Here is the card I have made 

I started by choosing my stamps. I love making the most of my stamps so I am always looking at them in detail and finding bits I can use maybe in a different way from the norm. 
For this card I chose the Winged Things Pompadour stamp 

I used just the tail section and stamped all the way round my card blank and my topper using Tea Dye distress ink. 

I stamped my Wordage Smile sentiment into a scrap of card and mounted it and the topper onto Kraft card 

I finished the card with some coordinating ribbon. 

I was pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it! 

Emily x

Friday, 24 July 2015

Bee Crafty Design Team - Swing

Hi everyone, this week I have been super busy so I have done a quick card which I think shows off the stamps beautifully. Here is the finished card

I started by using distress ink and an ink duster around the edge of some card. The colours used were bundled sage, forest moss and squeezed lemonade. I kept it darker round the edge and lighter towards the middle.

I then stamped the BEAUtanicals ferns round the bottom and BEAUtanicals cow parsley around the top to create a frame. I used forest moss, mowed lawn and bundled sage distress inks and used first and second generation stamping to create a feeling of depth.

To finish the card I stamped the Banksy inspired Swing and embossed it in black to make it stand out from the foliage.

I was pleased with how this card turned out and I will also make it in different colours.
I hope you like it!

See you next week
Emily x

Friday, 17 July 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Love Hill

Hi all,
This week I have a beautiful card to show you using one of my favourite Banksy inspired stamps.

Here is the card

I started by stamping and embosing the Love Hill stamp on some white card and then randomly colouring it with distress inks and water. The inks I used were peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade and picked raspberry which is a combination I use a lot as I absolutely love the way the three colours go together. I mounted the inked card onto black and put it aside.

The background piece of card was done using spray ink and a can of air to blow the ink around. Once it was dry I added the large Sunshine Wordage sentiment. This was also mounted onto black card and then I assembled the card.

I added some crochet ribbon across the bottom of the background card and then mounted the image on foam pads to make it stand out. 

I hope you like the card!

Have a nice week
Emily x

Friday, 10 July 2015


I have been wanting to learn to crochet for a while now but it has so far eluded me. 

This was my first ever attempt at a granny square which leaves a lot to be desired!

I decided to admit defeat until I was sat at a craft fair and was encouraged to have another go. When I got home that evening I was absolutely determined to crack it and managed to produce this 

I kept at it the next few days and finally produced this square 

It is going to become a cushion cover when I get round to it! I have now got the bug and I am in the middle of a baby blanket. 
Everything I have done so far is just large squares and a couple of stitches so I still have a lot to learn!  I am enjoying trying something new and am looking forward to developing this new craft! 

Bee Crafty DT - Fleur & Freddie

Hi everyone. Today is mine and my husband's fifth wedding anniversary so I'm feeling all romantic!
Therefore I've chosen Fleur & Freddie to be the focus of my card this week.

Here is the card

 I started by masking off the middle of the card and colouring the border. I used picked raspberry distress ink which was roughly applied with an ink applicator and then went all the way round with the cow parsley stamp using black archival ink.

Then I stamped Fleur & Freddie Foot Poppin' Kisses in the middle. I'm not great at colouring in but I had a go at painting the image using distress inks and water. I think it turned out ok!

I hope I've managed to spread the love a bit this week!
See you all again next week

Friday, 3 July 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Love Zentangle

Hi everyone, hope you haven't all melted with the weather we've been having recently!

Every time I have been in my craft room this week I have given up as it's so hot in there, so for my card this week I grabbed a piece of white card, a stencil and a black pen and went and sat in front of the telly.

Here is the card I have made

All I did was stick the stencil to the card using low tack tape and started doodling. I love the look of zentangle so some of it is traditional zentangle designs and some is just little doodles. I just kept going until I'd filled the stencil.
If you wanted you could draw round the edge of the letters to make it more defined but I chose not to.

Here are some close-ups of the designs

To finish it I just went round the edge with a black marker and mounted it onto a card blank.

I hope you like it! I really love how it has turned out.

Emily x

Friday, 26 June 2015

Bee Crafty - Greatness

Hi everyone. I hope you're enjoying the sunshine we've had this week :)

I have had my brusho paints out this week and created some backgrounds, one of which I've used for this weeks card.

Here it is...

First I created the background by sprinkling emerald green and lemon brushos round the edge of my card and spritzing with water.

After it was dry I stamped the Greatness Words stamp into the centre in black archival ink.

Using the inkables offset dots stencil I added some dots randomly in mustard seed distress ink. I then used the Splatter Swirl border stamp in evergreen bough distress ink. I only used small parts of the stamp and stamped it randomly round the edge of the card.

Once it was all dry I mounted it onto black card and onto my card blank.

I really like this card and I will definitely be making more cards with my brushos!

See you next week!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bee Crafty - Decision to try

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely week.

This week I have challenged myself to only use one stamp on my Bee Crafty card so I have used the Decision To Try large stamp.

Here is the card I have made.

It is slightly out of my comfort zone in that I normally use bright colours and lots of different ink pads. This card only uses one distress ink which is Tea Dye.
I used the distress ink to roughly colour a piece of lines paper which I had scrunched up and flattened back out.

I then stamped onto the paper three times using brown and black pigment ink.

The flowers and leaves were made using punches and scraps of card. I also added a pearl to the centre of each one.

I finished the topper by mounting the stamped paper and flowers onto kraft card and adding some crochet ribbon.

I love the crochet ribbon and use it a lot in various projects.

This card was something a bit different for me and I was pleased with how it turned out. I hope you think so too!!


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Fleur and Freddie

Hello! This week I have been playing with a Fleur & Freddie stamp. I think the range is adorable and lend themselves to lots of occasions but they are perfect for wedding and anniversary cards.

Here is my card for this week

I have used the Fleur & Freddie foot poppin' kisses stamp and the large Smile wordage stamp.

I started by stamping the Fleur & Freddie stamp onto my card and also onto paper. I cut out the paper one to make a mask.
I used a circle mask to create the coloured area and used distress inks to colour it.
The colours used are shaded lilac, seedless preserves, broken china, salty ocean and picked raspberry. I used ink duster brushes to create a stippled effect and applied the colour in random patches.

I coloured the hearts using picked raspberry distress ink.

For the sentiment I used the large Smile wordage stamp but only inked the word Smile. I often use just a small area of a larger stamp as this allows them to be much more versatile.

I layered the topper onto dark pink card and added some pink and lilac gems.

Hope you like it!

Emily xxx